The goats won, barely. And it is a reason to be angry. However, it is also reason to be resolved, because it won’t last long. In six months, half of those who voted for Trump will have buyer’s remorse; indeed Trump will have it himself when he realizes that being president isn’t being dictator. He isn’t the CEO of a company anymore, he is the employee now. He may try to be the dictator, but history has indeed taught us how to handle those people. You can depend on people to forget history, hopefully they won’t have time to forget it again when Trump implodes.
And heck, it gives me even more evidence that religion isn’t quite what it’s cracked up to be. So much for objective morality, eh?
Obama said that this election was judgment on his legacy. That legacy will be burnished to a new shine in 4 years, when it will be demonstrated that all of the magic prizes and ponies promised by his successor were simply lies told to be elected.
There are still humane people in the world. We will still do the right thing, despite the attempts of others to hold us back, to return to ignorance and fear. Shake them off and move ahead. There is plenty of space to move in that direction. Screw your courage to the sticking place!
But just in case I’m wrong about humanity, and I often am, anyone of my overseas friends have a room for me in a few years?